Thursday, June 23, 2022

Strange Freedom Summer!

 Didn't realize we got so far behind. Here's a month of Handful of Brains for your listening pleasure!


Things get strange tonight on Handful of Brains! (originally aired Tuesday, 5/31/22, 7 – 9 PM on WRIR 97.3 FM Richmond Independent Radio) We’ve got an eclectic mix of music including Sky Ferreira, Pool Kids, The Black Crowes, Devo, Pachyman, Bombino, St. Paul and The Broken Bones, Seratones and that’s just the 1st hour! In the 2nd hour, DJ KRIS makes her WRIR debut with 80’s alternative because of the new Stranger Things season mixed with some modern indie rock!

Here's a link to listen to the show https://vault.wrir.org/shows/202205311900.HandfulOfBrains.mp3 and a link to the playlist https://www.wrir.org/2022/05/31/strange/


Free yourself and listen to Handful of Brains! (originally aired Tuesday, 6/14/22, 7 – 9 PM on WRIR 97.3 FM Richmond Independent Radio) We’ve got an eclectic mix of music including David Bowie, Craig Finn, Tears for Fears, U2, Tony Molina, Diana Ross ft. Tame Impala, Betty Davis, Auntie Flo & Sarathy Korwar, Beth Orton, Wilco, Ty Segall, Altered Images, Dehd, Erica Dawn Lyle & Vice Cooler ft. Kim Gordon, Superchunk, Wynonna & Waxahatchee, & more!


(Sculpture: ๐™๐ž๐ง๐จ๐ฌ ๐…๐ซ๐ฎ๐๐š๐ค๐ข๐ฌ – ๐…๐ซ๐ž๐ž๐๐จ๐ฆ)

I took a week off on June 21 to attend my son's high school graduation but Jay kindly filled in for me. If you'd like to listen to that show, click here https://vault.wrir.org/shows/202206141900.HandfulOfBrains.mp3 and here's a link to the playlist https://www.wrir.org/2022/06/14/no-heavy-lifting/


We celebrate the first day of summer with a playlist of summery songs on Handful of Brains! (originally aired Tuesday, 6/21/22, 7 – 9 PM on WRIR 97.3 FM Richmond Independent Radio)






Thursday, May 26, 2022

Electrifying Ostriches!

 


Be sure to tune the radio in your ostrich carriage to Handful of Brains! (originally aired Tuesday, 5/17/22, 7 – 9 PM on WRIR 97.3 FM Richmond Independent Radio) We’ve got an eclectic mix of music for you including Saturday Looks Good To Me, Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, The String Cheese Incident, FUTUREBIRDS, Neil Young & Rick James in the same band (?!?), Sierra Ferrell, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Gregory Isaacs, PIXIES, and more!

Click here to listen to the show https://vault.wrir.org/shows/202205171900.HandfulOfBrains.mp3 and click here to check out the playlist https://www.wrir.org/2022/05/17/ostrich/.


On tonight’s electrifying Handful of Brains (originally aired 5/24/22, 7 – 9 PM on WRIR 97.3 FM Richmond Independent Radio), an eclectic mix featuring Joe Jackson, Porridge Radio, Bartees Strange, Phish, Grateful Dead, ELVIS PRESLEY, Fanclubwallet, TV Priest, Kendrick Lamar, The Infamous Stringdusters, Cola, The Call, Spice, Jessie Buckley & Bernard Butler, and more!

Here's a link to listen to the show https://vault.wrir.org/shows/202205241900.HandfulOfBrains.mp3 and a link to the playlist https://www.wrir.org/2022/05/24/electrifying/

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Look deep into my eyes

 


Look deep into my eyes and tell me you love…..Handful of Brains! (Tuesday 7 – 9 PM on WRIR 97.3 FM Richmond Independent Radio) We’ve got an eclectic mix of music including Dr. John, Yo La Tengo, Gomez, Trent Dabbs, Interpol, Mickey Hart, GospelbeacH, Carl Broemel, JayWood, Luscious Jackson, & more!


Sunday, May 8, 2022

2 Handful of Brains for the Price of 1!

We got a little behind on posting on the blog, so here are two shows in one blog! Enjoy and thanks for listening!


LISTEN to Handful of Brains! (original aired Tuesday, 5/3, 7 – 9 PM on WRIR 97.3 FM Richmond Independent Radio) We’ve got an eclectic mix of music for you including Marc Almond, Japanese Breakfast, Jon Spencer, The Smile, John Inghram, Wilco, Khruangbin, Angel Olsen, Cass McCombs, Taylor Rae, All Them Witches, Los Colognes, & more!



It’s the Spring Fund Drive tonight on Handful of Brains! (originally aired Tuesday, 4/26, 7 – 9 PM on WRIR 97.3 FM Richmond Independent Radio) Please consider donating during my show at https://www.wrir.org/ to keep weird, eclectic music shows like mine on the air. And if you think I’m eclectic have you ever checked out WRIR’s schedule https://www.wrir.org/schedule/ ? No radio station in #RVA plays the mix of music we do. World music, jazz, metal, punk, prog, folk, Americana, New Orleans, Japanese, hip-hop, German, British, Native American. Are you kidding?!? We’ve got it all for any taste and you’ll always discover something new.

We are so close to our Fund Drive goal of $45K, but the fund drive ends tomorrow. Please help put this all-volunteer, community-driven radio station meet our goal by donating at https://www.wrir.org/


NOTE: The 4/19 and 4/12 shows were not recorded by our archive recorder. ๐Ÿ˜ข







Wednesday, April 6, 2022

First Contact

 


Celebrate First Contact Day by listening to a far-out version of Handful of Brains! (originally aired Tuesday, 4/5/22, 7 – 9 PM on WRIR 97.3 FM Richmond Independent Radio) We’ve got an eclectic mix of music including Bob Dylan, Warren Zevon, Vanishing Life, Wet Leg, Nation of Language, Dubokaj & Lee “Scratch” Perry, Allison Russell, Lizzo, Stevie Wonder, Radiohead, and more!


Thursday, March 31, 2022

Last Flash of Rock N’ Roll

 


Tune into Handful of Brains (originally aired Tuesday, 3/29/22, 7 – 9 PM on WRIR 97.3 FM Richmond Independent Radio) for an eclectic mix of music featuring Neil Young, Foals, POND, IDLES, The Whitmore Sisters, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Mt. Joy, Warpaint, Woody Guthrie, & more!


Sunday, March 27, 2022

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Handful of Brains!

 

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s Handful of Brains! (originally aired Tuesday, 3/22/22, 7 – 9 PM on WRIR 97.3 FM Richmond Independent Radio) We’ll start the show tonight with a musical tribute to the Man of Steel and our usual eclectic mix of music including The Clique, Donovan, Flaming Lips, Doug Sahm, Willie Nelson, Animal Collective, Tears for Fears, Toubab Krewe, Fantastic Negrito, Queens of the Stone Age, and more!


(Photo: By DC Comics – comicsalliance.com, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=61390264)


Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Walk, Don’t Run

 


Gather the family around the radio tonight to listen to Handful of Brains! (originally aired Tuesday, 3/15/22, 7 – 9 PM on WRIR 97.3 FM Richmond Independent Radio) We’ve got an eclectic mix of music including Villagers, Punch Brothers, Umphrey’s McGee, Gov’t Mule, moe., Jim James, Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, Waxahatchee, Toyesauce, & more!

Here's a link to listen to the recording of the show https://vault.wrir.org/shows/202203151900.HandfulOfBrains.mp3 and a link to the playlist https://www.wrir.org/2022/03/15/walk-dont-run/#playlist

Photo:ClassicStock/Masterfile


Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Crank up your PORT-O-SOUND CART!

 


Crank up your PORT-O-SOUND CART Tuesday night while you listen to Handful of Brains! (7 – 9 PM on WRIR 97.3 FM Richmond Independent Radio) We’ve got an eclectic mix of music including Brad Mehldau, Belle and Sebastian, Beverly, Wet Leg, Stephen Malkmus, Robert Glasper, Florence + The Machine, Carl Broemel, Goose, & more!


Friday, March 4, 2022

RIP Mark Lanegan

 


On Handful of Brains (originally aired Tuesday, 3/1/22, 7 – 9 PM on WRIR 97.3 FM Richmond Independent Radio), we’ll pay tribute to Mark Lanegan, who passed away on 2/22/22, with lots of music from his solo career, Screaming Trees, & Queens of the Stone Age. We’ve also got an eclectic mix of music including Sufjan Stevens, Bo & the Locomotive, Polo Montaรฑez, Big Thief, and more!

Here's a link to listen to a recording of the show (note that there are some CD player issues on the first song only): https://vault.wrir.org/shows/202203011900.HandfulOfBrains.mp3 and a link to the playlist: https://www.wrir.org/2022/03/01/rip-mark-lanegan/#playlist

(Photo: Steve Gullick)